SVBGSA is happy to announce that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), together with Ramboll, GEI, Sinton Helicopters, and SkyTEM, will conduct airborne geophysical surveys in the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin starting mid-July. Surveys will help improve understanding of groundwater resources and support local management efforts in their goals to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA.)

Watch this short video ( to learn more about the airborne electromagnetic (AEM) geophysical method, or visit the AEM project webpage:

Please email AEM specific questions to

For any other questions, please email Emily Gardner at